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Annual regulatory changes OK'd by NC legislature

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The annual Republican list of changes to North Carolina regulations for business and the environment is headed to Gov. Pat McCrory for his approval. Full story...
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Lumina Commons sold for millions

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videoThe Lumina Commons shopping center in Wilmington has a new owner. A real estate investment company bought it for $13.9 million. Full story...
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NC Film Office says production has spent $268 million and created 19,000 jobs in last six months

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As of July 15, more than 40 productions had filed “intent to film” forms indicating that they have filmed or will film in the Tar Heel State. The resulting activity accounts for more than 3,300 production days spread across 35 of the state’s counties. The job opportunities include more than 3,000 crew positions for the North Carolina’s highly skilled film professionals, 500 well-paying talent opportunities and 15,000 background talent positions. Full story...
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Lottery winner from Horse Shoe is lucky twice

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Where else but the town of Horse Shoe would a person get lucky twice in the N.C. Education Lottery? Self-employed painter Ivan Gilbert is a two-time winner. He won $1 million this week in the $120 Million Cash scratch off game. In May 2012, Gilbert won $100,000 in the Super Lucky 7s game. Full story...
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Fortune 500 firm Sealed Air moving HQ to Charlotte

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North Carolina has convinced Fortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. to move nearly 1,300 jobs to the Charlotte area by relocating its New Jersey headquarters and consolidating management operations from several other states. Full story...
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Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in NC, SC

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Rising sea levels will mean extreme floods along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years with billions of dollars in property in danger according to new reports from a nonprofit group of scientists. Full story...
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NC unemployment rate remains flat at 6.4 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate remained flat for June, as the number of people with full-time jobs slipped slightly from the prior month. Full story...
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McCrory visiting Wilmington for second time this month

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Gov. Pat McCrory is making another stop in Wilmington Thursday afternoon. McCrory will attend the North Carolina Business Committee for Education's regional meeting and tour the Corning plant on N. College Road. Full story...
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NC Film Office director steps down

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videoAmid continued deliberation about the future of the state's film incentive program, the N.C. Film Office will soon face the loss of its leader. Aaron Syrett, director of the film office, confirmed Tuesday that he will step down from the position July 31. Full story...
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Wilmington food bank prepares to help as Arthur nears

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The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina responds daily to the hunger crisis by distributing food and non-food essentials to more than 560,000 people at risk of hunger in its 34-county service area. Full story...
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